William the Silent (Signed copy)
Previously owned by theologian C H Dodd and historian J T Driver
First edition, fifth impression. Hardback, bound in blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. 22.5 × 15cm, 256pp.
This copy has two previous owner's signatures. Firstly, the book is signed by C H Dodd, the Welsh New Testament scholar and influential Protestant theologian, and secondly by author and historian, Dr J T Driver, a specialist in 15th century political history.
Full title: William the Silent; William of Nassau, Prince of Orange 1533–1584
Historian C V Wedgwood's biography of William the Silent (William of Orange) the main leader of the Dutch Revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs that set off the Eighty Years' War (1568–1648) and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1581.
A good copy. The cloth is rubbed and a little bumped to the corners, and the pages a bit tanned but otherwise in strong readable condition, and with the added attraction of having had notable previous owners.